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4 Jun 2014

BLEEDING HEART BISTRO

Its outward appearance is, to put it frankly, rather uninspiring. If I'd come across Bleeding Heart Bistro at random, I probably wouldn't have looked twice. We'd booked a table online, however, as a spur of the moment decision (it was a convenient location for us that day and we'd agreed last minute to have dinner out), and the menu looked pretty good, as were the reviews.

Bleeding Heart Bistro, Farringdon, London, French restaurant, Euriental
Bleeding Heart Bistro, Farringdon, London, French restaurant, Euriental

Upon entering, the decor is much more French inspired, more rustic, more pleasant.

Bleeding Heart Bistro, Farringdon, London, French restaurant, Euriental
Bleeding Heart Bistro, Farringdon, London, French restaurant, Euriental

I decided on the set menu, a cheerfully cheap way to go at only £18 for 2 courses (£21 for 3). Jarv decided on a starter and main from the a la carte menu.

He started with moules marinières (which I happily assisted him in eating). Nothing new, but they were fresh, large and tasty.

Moules Marinières, Bleeding Heart Bistro, Farringdon, London, French restaurant, Euriental

Our mains then arrived. For me, the crispy confit pork belly with spring onion salad.

crispy confit pork belly, Bleeding Heart Bistro, Farringdon, London, Euriental

For Jarv, the steak tartare of Aberdeen beef fillet, which comes with a side of chunky, crispy-on-the-outside frites.

steak tartare of Aberdeen beef fillet, Bleeding Heart Bistro, Farringdon, London, Euriental


Dessert (part of the set menu) was a decadently thick, heavy dark chocolate mousse with Trinity poached nectarines.

dark chocolate mousse with Trinity poached nectarines, Bleeding Heart Bistro, Farringdon, London, Euriental

I ate it all with ease, and then proceeded to feel very, very nauseous all evening. Too much heavy food, I suppose! The French certainly don't do 'light' eating, do they?

All in all, for a quick, insanely reasonable and heartily delicious meal in Farringdon, I'd certainly recommend Bleeding Heart Bistro. It does French classics in a simple, uncomplicated style - all flavour, no fuss.

Ignore the slightly cheesy first impression it tends to make, and enjoy a delicious meal in an intimate space. Just ensure you don't confuse it with the restaurant or tavern, both round the corner from the Bistro.

6 comments :

  1. Wow the food looks amazing! The moules especially, one of my favourite french foods! xx


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    1. Oh, the moules were gorgeous - so huge! Thanks for visiting :)

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  2. Oh wow! I once had mussels on at a restaurant on the champs elysees and they were the nicest mussels I ever had!

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    1. That sounds incredible - I'd love to have moules on the Champs Elysees! X

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